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The Pocket Encyclopedia of Aggravation

The Counterintuitive Approach to De-stressing

By Laura Lee

  • Hardback
  • £10.00

Welcome to the counterintuitive guide to de-stressing which investigates 97 everyday aggravations and offers scientific explanations for why they p**s us off quite so much.

Welcome to the counterintuitive guide to de-stressing which investigates 97 everyday aggravations and offers scientific explanations for why they p**s us off quite so much.

Aaarghgghhh!!@#%&*!!!

Every time your mobile phone rings, it's an automated PPI call...
You've forgotten one of your million different internet passwords...
Once again, you're stuck in the slowest lane at the supermarket...

This book investigates 97 day-ruining events, slap-in-the-face moments and everyday aggravations, and explains why these things irritate us quite so much.

Let's face it, the world is becoming an increasingly annoying place to live - and THE POCKET ENCYCLOPEDIA OF AGGRAVATION has the evidence to prove it. It has been scientifically proven that when we understand the science behind our daily grievances, our problems become less frustrating and easier to manage. This fact-filled book will help reduce the stress of your daily grind. Designed with enlightening diagrams and witty drawings, THE POCKET ENCYCLOPEDIA OF AGGRAVATION finally answers the question, why is that so f*cking annoying?

Biographical Notes

Laura Lee is the author of several books, including Blame It on the Rain and 100 Most Dangerous Things in Everyday Life. She has an eclectic background in radio and comedy. Laura lives in Michigan.

  • Other details

  • ISBN: 9781844039821
  • Publication date: 20 Oct 2017
  • Page count: 256
  • Imprint: Cassell
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